Weekend Thread 27 June 2020

How will the Biased BBC handle the second set of killings in the UK in a week involving illegal immigrants claiming asylum ? And how will their current political campaign on behalf on non whites be affected ? …

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512 Responses to Weekend Thread 27 June 2020

  1. BRISSLES says:

    Cooooooooeeeeeee firsty firsty firsty, like Beff I’m thirsty.

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  2. taffman says:

    Another weekend and Al Beeb is still pushing out propaganda, we are still in the EU, another terrorist attack and migrants still cross the Channel unstopped. Freedom of speech is being eroded by the WOKE media. The police are losing control of the streets in London.
    Where is our Home Secretary, where is our Prime Minister or indeed what has happened to the Tory Party ?

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    • vlad says:

      If anyone In government showed the slightest bit of backbone, the BBC would come down on them like a ton of bricks and they’d lose what’s left of the BAME vote, and probably the next election. The situation is now irreversible and irretrievable.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      This is the question I have asked my MP today:

      Could you please confirm that the government has no intention of making vaccination compulsory. Could you please also confirm that those who decline to be vaccinated will not be discriminated against, or punished or prevented from going about their normal lives and will not be prevented from, for example, receiving medical treatment, or dental treatment. That those who decide not to be vaccinated will not be prevented from using public services such as air, road and sea travel? That they will not be forced to wear a mask, or in any other way segregated?

      I’m not sure I’ll be holding my breath for an answer or one that means anything.

      Edit: I’ve just happened on this 18 minute video about this very question:

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      • Up2snuff says:

        j-i-c, could you post the URL please, because as posted that video doesn’t want to play for me but YouTube says this laptop & browser is OK for it. Thanks.

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        • john in cheshire says:

          Up 2,

          Does this work?

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          • StewGreen says:

            Both play fine on this Android tablet
            …seems wacky conspiracy.
            .. I’d have a vaccination and feel more secure if the guy sitting next to me on the plane had a vaccination certificate.

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          • Up2snuff says:

            Hi j-i-c, thanks, that played OK. The previous version was HTML5 and my prehistoric kit cannot play it. My comments below are for you and Stew and anyone interested.

            Knowing something of the hit & miss nature of vaccines I have taken an interest in the subject every time I hear someone campaigning for British kids to be universally (& compulsorily?) innoculated against HPV, STDs, etc., etc..

            That said, Blair & Brown have done magnificently while in (UK) Government in managing to subvert worthwhile vaccination – against measles – by their insistence on the MMR vaccine or nothing. Brown’s achievement was no less notable, blowing – I think – £4bn of taxpayer money during the 2007-09 Crash & Recession on a vaccine that may not have been effective against Mexican Swine ‘flu and went off anyway because it was highly temperature sensitive and was not refrigerated enough in transit from Pharma and while in the hands of the NHS.

            As for the Biblical conspiracy element, that refers to being able to buy and sell without ‘the mark of the Beast’ not purely linked to travel but to everything that a human needs to do to live: receive a salary or pension or benefit, pay the rent/mortgage, buy food and drink and – yes – travel. Chipping is already done with dogs and to a lesser extent with cats in the UK. It can and has been done with humans.

            Stew, whenever humans try something – like vaccination certification – some other human will subvert it, for money. (Or as in the case of Blair & Brown, ignorance and incompetence.) Those temperature measuring devices? I’d check the specification of one if you wanted assurance about your fellow travellers. Error margins of ± 2º !!! Don’t know if that is ºC or ºF. If the latter, then that is enough to ‘give you a coronavirus’ with a 98º. 4 or something close to a normal temperature. If it is ºC then it is enough to get you instantly hospitalised!

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    • harry142857 says:

      Home Secretary is in Reading, the usual, candlelight vigil, virtue signalling, speeches, one community same old, same old.

      https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk

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  3. Eddy Booth says:

    “Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre”

    Looks nicer than lots of hotels I’ve paid to stay in…

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  4. taffman says:

    Meanwhile in London ……………….
    \\Archbishop of Canterbury: Church statues to be reviewed ‘very carefully’//

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    • Dave S says:

      No doubt this bishop will call for the demolition of Salisbury Cathedral on the grounds that it was built by dead white men and obviously racist. I mean just look at it. !
      The C of E is no longer a fit custodian of the buildings it stole from the Catholic Church.

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      • Banania says:

        The churches were not stolen. The Church, as a whole, was nationalized by Henry VIII.

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      • Banania says:

        The churches were not stolen. The Church, as a whole, was nationalized by Henry VIII.

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      • Banania says:

        The churches were not stolen. The Church, as a whole, was nationalized by Henry VIII.

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  5. Doublethinker says:

    What excuses will they put up for this one? Surely mental issues lone wolf can’t be used again so soon after Reading. Perhaps the chap was upset by the hotel breakfast ? Could he perhaps smell frying bacon or was his egg a bit too hard boiled or was the porridge a bit lumpy? Didn’t he like the sheets or pillow case. All would quite legit issues to be upset about even if you aren’t paying for the accommodation.
    Even the most Woke among us must see that the idea of a multy cultural nirvana is just , always was, pie in the sky. Of course they simply can’t admit it. So on we go taking in more and more people who find our way of life dispicable , who think we are scum and who , when they are strong enough, will hold us to account .
    I bet some of the useful idiots who were holding up their little ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ signs , must be getting as frightened as the rest of us are.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Double, it appears the food wasn’t ‘acceptable for their needs’, the wifi wasn’t good enough for them to contact family members back home, and the general living conditions wasn’t acceptable.

      You’ve got to laugh or you’d cry. Bobbing about on the Med and in the Channel on their li-lo’s with a moped engine, and they whinge once they get here ?? One chap interviewed – with his back to the camera, was from Malaysia ! Malaysia, aren’t people still living a reasonable life there ? don’t people go on holiday there ? Yet we’ve got a sodding asylum seeker from there.

      We’re not the melting pot of the world, we just house the tosspots of the world.

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    • Englands Dreaming says:

      Sly News has already said that the living conditions at the hotel were appalling, thereby giving an excuse for the mans actions!

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      • Van Helsing says:

        My understanding that the hotel’s facilities and accommodation are actually pretty decent. It’s located at the heart of one of Glasgow’s key business areas, and as such would normally cater for people visiting the city on business.

        The hotel is just minutes away from Glasgow’s two main railway stations, restaurants, pubs, concert venues and main city centre shopping areas. It’s far removed from being a flea-infested dump at the poorer end of town.

        But, hey, let’s not the facts get in the way of the story, eh Sky?

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    • Doublethinker says:

      They have used the well worn mental issues explanation. These asylum seekers seem to harbour an extraordinarily high proportion of nutters. I think it more likely that these chaps come from a culture or cultures were taking a knife and stabbing folks is a normal way of settling disputes or of showing that you are upset. Perhaps this is what the looney liberals mean by enrichment ! Happy days ahead with the newcomers.

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      • The General says:

        You can understand the frustration of the Asylum seeker. He has undergone an arduous journey to get through Europe to the Channel and then faced a perilous crossing which cost him £5000, all in order to escape the tyranny , life threatening situation and deprivation in his homeland only to find the broadband and cuisine he has been subjected to in a Glasgow hotel fall well below the standards he has left behind when he escaped.

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  6. JamesArthur says:

    Breaking news YAWN…Glasgow is not a terrorist incident…

    Anyone listen to the rabble of sanctimonious people presenting R4 what will change after Covid…Jesus today’s woman – a writer- was so depressing …..
    But what made me laugh is she says that we need more money…for NHS and it is the Govt’s fault for the Care home Covid disaster..
    Funny I always thought the NHS made clinical decision about whether to move patients back to Care homes (and therefore testing) – not the Govts? But can’t knock the NHS can we

    And now – how hard it has been for asylum seekers in hotels during lockdown..FFS…they can always go back to whence they came if it is that bad…

    R4 off – I really can’t stand Evan Gobshite

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  7. taffman says:

    JamesArthur
    Breaking ……….not a terrorist incident ? Man runs amok with knife not a terrorist incident ?

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    • Van Helsing says:

      Taffman,

      It was obviously a mostly peaceful attack that did not terrorise the victims in any way, shape or form.

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  8. Jeff says:

    Don’t worry, I’ve just been just watching the BBC news about this latest, largely friendly almost entirely trouble free and good natured, mass stabbing in Glasgow… and a spokesman has told us this had “nothing to do with terrorism”.
    Phew!

    And there was me jumping to conclusions…

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    • StewGreen says:

      Em Glasgow we don’t know the ethnicity of the attacker
      except if it was a white guy, the establishment usually say pretty quickly.
      There might well be plenty of white nutters in Glasgow.

      They’d love it to be a white guy
      and they’d shout terrorism if it was.

      It’ll come out, maybe its Ethiopian vs Somalis or something.

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  9. Doobster78 says:

    Spot on this !!!!!

    People like Starmer and Lineker take the knee for BLM who want to defund the police , BUT, will no doubt , just like wee Jimmy , tweet how “brave” these Police officers were today and what “heroes” they are !!!!

    The hypocrisy and double standards of the liberal left are mind boggling !!!!

    Just goes to show, it’s just virtue signalling, plain and simple.

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    • taffman says:

      Doobster78
      “BLM who want to defund the police”
      IMHO the people who want to Defund the police probably do not contribute whatsoever in taxes and rates etc that fund the police .
      So what right do they have to call for this outrageous fallacy ?

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    • Dave S says:

      We do notice. The mistake Starmer and the rest make is to think we don’t.

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      • Jagman84 says:

        It’s all choreographed by the Fabian Society. Their stated aim is to reconstruct the world in a fashion that is suited to their ideology. All of the recent events are with that aim in mind.

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  10. john in cheshire says:

    You won’t get the following on the racist, far-left bbc. It’s nine minutes long but worth watching.

    I’ve been reading some books about the Roman Catholic Church and it’s belief system; dogma. In the doctrine of the Roman-State, what they are doing is consistent with their beliefs. Spiritually, RC is pagan. Temporally, they are Fascist. The Church professes to prefer socialism to communism but it longs for and is working towards a unified world, with the RC church at the head, with temporal power dependent on it for its legitimacy. I think they hoped the EU would be the spring board.
    In my opinion, China is their experiment to see how far they can push their megalomania.

    I know if Martin Luther were alive today, I’d be one of his followers.
    Fortunately, God has given us John MacArthur.

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    • Beltane says:

      Keep it quiet but the main centres for the near simultaneous rise of Fascism – Spain, Italy, Hungary, southern Germany and France are also strongly RC. Only a coincidence mind.

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  11. StewGreen says:

    Local ITV news: BAME doctors are victims
    Many haven’t had risk assessments
    and those that have aren’t happy.

    They’ve done this story before.
    Bottomline risk assessments don’t just drop out of the sky
    .. surely you do your own ?
    That was 6:00-6:05pm

    now 6:15 second item BLM about pressure in south Asian community to have lighter skin, calling it racism within the BAME community.
    Group is called Burnt Roti.

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  12. taffman says:

    “Coronavirus lockdown: Warning after Ogmore-by-Sea mass brawl”
    “Lockdown restrictions will not be eased if large parties and fights at beaches continue in Wales, the first minister has warned.”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53186920

    Clearly his lockdown is not working for a very small minority in taffland but why is Drakeford punish the majority ?

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    • Dave S says:

      The cases are rising in the USA particularly in the seaside states like Florida and California. The interesting thing that seems to be world wide is that the rate of death is falling. That is not connected to the rise in cases.

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    • G says:

      Taffman,
      Perhaps they’re Lithuanian like my neighbours who don’t give a sh*t about ‘Lockdowns’

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    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      Looks like Christians on the rampage to me. Don’t you think? Like the Christian knifings in Bournemouth.

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  13. Thoughtful says:

    If anyone is wondering about the state of the Emir of Londons Gestapo fleeing in terror before a largely peaceful mob and teh claims made that Towie cuts have resulted in this then direct them to the minutes of the question session of the GLC where the Emir fails to answer questions about the number of officers assigned to what he in Orwellian fashion deems ‘hate’.

    https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2017/4372

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  14. Richard Pinder says:

    After 12.30pm, a man described politely by the Police as “Not a Terrorist” entered Park Inn Hotel, West George Street, Glasgow, and killed three people on a stairwell, knifing other people in the reception area, the floor being covered in blood. The male knifeman was shot dead after armed units stormed in after 2pm. Six people are reported injured including two receptionists and are in hospital, including one critically injured police officer. A police officer was seen lying on the floor outside the hotel after being stabbed in the leg with another man sitting on the stairs appearing to hold a bleeding wound on his neck. Armed police told people to come out of the hotel with their hands up. A man was shown being taken away in handcuffs after the suspect was shot dead. Bloodied people are seen being taken from the Park Inn hotel on stretchers and there was blood all over the reception area. Park Inn Hotel is one of six hotels in Glasgow which accommodate asylum seekers. A half-mile wide cordon encircles the crime scene and is being maintained by a large police presence. White Scottish Police officers are patrolling the area, as Black lives matter a lot to them. But the police have accidentally indicated that the murderer was not a right-wing terrorist.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      I think it’s past time there is a movement to restore the right for us to bear arms, as in the USA ( perhaps for the time being) and the right to use them in self defence.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Please refrain in future from calling them ‘the Police’ which they ceased to be long ago. The case of Miller Vs College of Policing determined they are in fact ‘The Gestapo’.

      This is a reported case unchallenged by the Gestapo referring to them as ‘the Police’ could now be considered contempt of court.

      We no longer have a ‘Police service’ they are ‘the Gestapo’.

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  15. BRISSLES says:

    Apologies if this was mentioned in the other thread.

    Kent police are now in the supporting corner for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and ‘fly the flag’ for their rights.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8458911/Kent-police-raise-Gipsy-Roma-Traveller-flag-support-diverse-community.html

    “London Mayor Sadiq Khan said “Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have lived, worked and travelled throughout Britain for over 500 years and have made a huge contribution to London and the UK”

    Personally I struggle to find just one contribution this lot have made, apart from producing a recent fighter. And their ‘contribution’ of leaving a load of shite behind them.

    Now will someone tell Khan, that the British worked, lived and travelled throughout India and Pakistan also for centuries, and also made a huge contribution to that country, yet his ancestors equally couldn’t wait to kick us out too !!

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  16. oldcrone says:

    MSM already desperately trying to bring the “far right” into the Glasgow migrant “incident”.

    Daily Mail … selected quotes from present article online ..

    “One Kurdish community spokesman said the hotel residents had protested about conditions inside, with some developing ‘mental health’ problems during the stay. ”

    “Ako Zada from Kurdish Community Scotland said the people living there had carried out a demonstration last week over poor conditions – but were then attacked by a far right group.”

    “The Scottish Defence League held a rally in Glasgow’s George Square on June 17 and clashed with asylum seekers. George Square is located just a five-minute walk away from the Park Inn hotel. ”

    “The asylum seekers’ rally was organised by the group No Evictions, which is campaigning for those who have been allegedly removed from their homes and rehouses in the ‘cramped and degrading’ hotels.”

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    • G.W.F. says:

      oldcrone

      Yes, clashes with the asylum seekers in the hotel and the far right was briefly mentioned in tonight’s Ch4 news.

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  17. Guest Who says:

    A boat that has long since sailed, disappeared over several horizons, been attacked by Somali pirates and kamikaze, eventually sunk by the French navy, reached sea bed and rotted away to nothing more than a memory…

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    • Jagman84 says:

      It’s a fake internal skirmish, designed to make the Labour party more palatable to voters. Starmer can claim to be “pushing back against the hard left.” In reality, they are all peas from the same pod. Starmer still has A.L.Blair’s hand up his ar$e. Politically, of course!

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  18. jakita says:

    I agree John, for many years I never understood the American’s obsession with the right to bear arms, but I can see it crystal clear now. In the current lawless UK and increasingly authoritarian state, I would very much like to have a gun or two in the house to protect myself and my family.

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  19. StewGreen says:

    TV
    Thu BBC 4 : 2h15mins of Glastonbury
    Fri BBC 2 : 5hours of Glastonbury
    Fri BBC4 : 5hours of Glastonbury

    or you can watch the Alan Bennett film on BBC1
    ..#HomeOfDiversity

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    • BRISSLES says:

      A recent article with Jo Whiley (apparently some ageing female BBC DJ), said the BBC staff were disappointed that they couldn’t go on their Glastonbury ‘holiday’ this year.

      So, some of us cant even afford a holiday in normal times, yet here was proof that the biggest jolly of all is considered a paid ‘holiday’ by tax paid staff at the Beeb.

      I went to Glastonbury – once, in 1970 the first one. I adored the Kinks and set off with a couple of girly friends in my clapped out Ford Anglia (which got me through my Test in 1966), because they were supposed to be the headline act. Only when we eventually got there they had pulled out ! I was all for going home, but got talked into staying, and instead watched some obscure group called T Rex with Marc Bolan – f a b u l o u s!!

      There was less than a couple of thousand of us, and it was the real hippy deal – (I could write a book !), so the middle classes and faux hipsters who lurve ‘Glasto’ don’t realise that its just another open air concert to what we experienced 50 years ago.

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      • Darcy3 says:

        I thought they were Tyrannosaurus Rex then, bit of a hippy type band would have loved to see that

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Yep, they were. but I had trouble spelling Tyran………..

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          • Scroblene says:

            There’s still a huge dent on a tree in Barnes where Bolan met his maker!

            Seem to remember flowers there up to several years ago…

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  20. theleftwilleatitself says:

    Does anyone know why the Breitbart ‘London/Europe’ page has not updated in nearly a week? 🤔

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  21. Guest Who says:

    Bunter going #tellitoftenenough route.

    Like that works any more.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Boulton of Sky pushes the MSM narrative and cuts off Kevin Hurley

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Saw this, and he was in full flow when Boulton cut him dead. The media hate anyone on air who doesn’t subscribe to their pc and bias agenda. This ex policeman just told it how it is.

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  22. Guest Who says:

    Cripes… can JezBo shut this one down before anyone gets wind?

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Certain things make me proud to be British.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    Being one in 20,000 is indeed unique. Not great odds, mind.

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  25. Darcy3 says:

    Not just the bbbc, this is insidious:

    Sky News cuts off ex-Met Police chief after he says officers have ‘given up’ trying to stop young black men carrying weapons and accuses BLM of aiming to destabilise society

    Ex-chief superintendent Kevin Hurley said BLM was driving ‘misinformation’
    He was giving punditry on Sky following ugly clashes with police in Brixton
    Anchor Adam Boulton cut him off in full flow, sparking accusations online
    But Boulton insisted he was restrained by rigid time slots and rubbished critics

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8463977/Sky-News-cuts-ex-Met-Police-chief.html

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  26. Up2snuff says:

    Am warm enough to not notice if Any Questions (R4 8 p.m.) heats up the radio or heats me up.

    Question 1 is about the relaxation of Lockdown on 4 July. Andy Burnham (Labour) Mayor of Manchester is asked several times if he would impose restrictions if Covid-19 cases suddenly increase after 4 July.

    The Mayor of Manchester turns out to be a hollow man.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Not forgetting his nick name when he was in the last Labour government : Belsen Burnham.

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  27. JimS says:

    I was watching a Sun interview with Rita Panahi of Sky Australia. She is an ethnic Iranian but born in the USA and living and working in Australia for decades.

    She brought up the issue of being asked ‘where are you from?’, she obviously not being Anglo-Saxon. Her attitude was not to take offence.

    That got me thinking that a couple of weeks ago I was asked the same question, indeed thinking back, that is not uncommon if I speak to a stranger. Obviously that is because I don’t live where I was brought up.

    As it happens I have always found that I get a positive reaction when I tell people ‘where I am from’.

    Could it be that the people who ask are favourably disposed and are just looking for confirmation and the people that don’t are the one’s that take a dislike?

    Does a ‘racist’ engage with people of other races, (‘where are you from?’), or do the ignore them?

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    • Dave S says:

      I travelled a fair bit years ago and the two questions I got asked are;
      Where do you come from and do you have any children?
      Just normal human curiosity and no doubt asked for centuries. I think the second is because a man who has children is usually no threat but has an investment in the future.

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  28. Up2snuff says:

    Chris Mason as Chairman is not letting Andy Burnham get away with stuff tonight. He marked his card on the Brexit/WTO question, pointing out that Labour Remainer Mayor of Manchester really wants to Remain and doesn’t like President Trump who may or may not be upsetting the WTO applecart just as we try to negotiate a Trade Deal with the EU.

    Well done, Chris.

    Start doing it every week then I may start listening regularly again.

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  29. john in cheshire says:

    And on the subject of vaccines and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, here’s 7 minutes of unconstrained information and fun

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  30. Deborah says:

    I haven’t listened to Radio 4 for ages but I was busy in the kitchen this morning and thought I would give it a go – just to see if it is truly as awful as I had remembered it being – and it was.

    I switched on about 9.40 a.m. just as Lauren Laverne was challenging the guest in an aggressive way – who was obviously in the horse racing industry – what he would say to people who think horse-racing cruel. I am sure Roy Plumley didn’t ask those sort of questions – more of ‘why have you chosen this music to be with you on the desert island?’.

    9.45 there was a woman reading an essay about the first Labour MP to come out as lesbian. The fifteen minutes was full of how difficult things were for women at that time (having thrown away in passing that Mrs Thatcher was prime minister).

    Then after the 10 am news was Woman’s Hour. Jane explained that the items were all from other radio programmes and were to consider how we should change the world once lockdown was ended. (so cheap for the BBC to make – a repeat that wasn’t a repeat). It started with Brian Eno. I am not sure how being an aging pop star qualifies you for changing the world but I suppose if Bono and Peter Gabriel can do it, so can Eno. All about climate change, black lives and possibly every other woke ingredient. However I decided if I was going to have the will to live then the ‘off’ button had to be employed – and was.

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    • WildWomanOfThe Woods says:

      Just to set the record straight, the reading at 9.45 wasn’t an essay, it was an extract from Helen Lewis’s book Difficult Women. Before you say anything, Helen Lewis used to be deputy editor of the New Statesman so you can probably guess her political stance but hey, you believe in free speech and pluralism I’m sure. Margaret Thatcher wasn’t PM when Maureen Colquhoun (for it is she) was an MP, Harold Wilson was and then James Callaghan. Cards on the table: I’m no Thatcher fan but at that time Margaret Thatcher was being given a hard time in the House. Mostly from her own side, many of whom still regarded her as a party joke gone wrong, although Callaghan was running rings round her at the dispatch box. I strongly suspect that although Maureen Colquoun and Margaret Thatcher didn’t see eye to eye on policy they rather admired each other for their refusal to be browbeaten.

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  31. StewGreen says:

    Jack Hawkins, tweeted the killer was from Sudan

    His earlier thread has lots of info
    Like the body of a black guy on the steps to the street.
    And a convincing 3:40pm video claimed to be from a hotel worker witness.
    But the original source is not stated.

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  32. StewGreen says:

    From Telegraph

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    • Van Helsing says:

      As an aside, the Telegraph is also carrying a story about half of the UK’s imported Covid-19 cases having come from Pakistan.

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  33. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC: Liverpool FC: Ecstatic fans party on the streets

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-53187856

    Oh, so that’s ok then, is it?

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  34. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC: Wembley park murders: PCs ‘took selfies next to sisters’ dead bodies’

    Yes that’s wrong & I’m sure those involved will be sacked from the police.

    But listen to this: ‘Speaking to the BBC, Mrs Smallman, the former Archdeacon of Southend, said the pictures “dehumanised” her children.’

    You might almost think she was more upset with the police than she was with the killer.

    “If ever we needed an example of how toxic it has become, those police officers felt so safe, so untouchable, that they felt they could take photographs of dead black girls and send them on.”

    “It speaks volumes of the ethos that runs through the Metropolitan Police.”

    I’m not so sure that it does, but it’s an opinion.

    ‘Mina Smallman was the Church of England’s first female archdeacon from a black and minority ethnic background’

    Oh I see. Is there no Christian forgiveness from this woman?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-53198702

    Does this stlye of reporting and these angry words not incite violence? Blessed are the peacemakers.

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    • Van Helsing says:

      The most that Mina Smallman can say is that the actions of the officers reflect poorly on their ethics. Tarrying the entire Met Police with the same brush is surely some form of -ism, though I’m not sure of what name it goes by.

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      • Van Helsing says:

        *Tarring* not *Tarrying*

        The conduct of the officers involved beggars belief, it has to be said. However, it shouldn’t be used by the media as another excuse to stoke the fires of racial tension.

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    • Roland Deschain says:

      I saw that report on tonight’s news. I couldn’t help feeling there was more to this than we are being told. There was “agenda” written all over it.

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    • StewGreen says:

      About a year ago similar thing happened
      forces gallows humour.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Seem to recall from episodes of ‘Baltimore: Homicide – Life on the Streets’ that the Murder Squad departmental whiteboard carried a certain inverted kudos. Too many unsolveds and your name was highlighted by Lt. (later Capt.) Girardello. Lots of murders solved and crossed through and you were the departmental hero at the end of the month.

        Maybe the ‘selfies’ were some kind of sick version of that whiteboard?

        More importantly, there was no news from the BBC about the progress of the investigation and no appeal for witnesses or help from the public. Instead, there is grievance airing by the BBC about a tragic death of two fine looking young women. No sympathy for a mother deprived of her children. Just an attack on the Police.

        Sad.

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  35. G.W.F. says:

    Telegraph reports the Glasgow killer was from the Sudan who had been complaining about feeling hungry.
    —————————–
    Maybe the haggis was not halal

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/26/police-shoot-dead-knifeman-went-rampage-glasgow-hotel/

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Once upon a time the police were known as being hard men like Gene Hunt, now they’re known for manicures, selfies, line dancing, and wearing caps that are too big for them. I know which I prefer on my side in a confrontation.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Yes, Brissles, the Police have demeaned themselves. Fortunately, the copper up in Glasgow was made of sterner stuff.

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  36. fakenewswatcher says:

    R4 news says prisoners are being released early, to allow for ‘social distancing’.
    You could’t make it up.

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  37. Guest Who says:

    A spoof, presumably.

    https://thenationalpulse.com/politics/bbc-journalists-now-employed-by-china/

    That said, likely even more unique still. In funding and otherwise.

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  38. G.W.F. says:

    We need a Home Secretary that will sort the place out. Priti is not up to it and it will require much support from the Johnson Government.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Priyamvada is playing the victim now
    Someone made up this phtoshop job
    and Sarah Vine tweeted it as if it was real
    and then had to apologise.

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Alex references the guy who took over his job at Radio Leeds
    that’s the transgender presenter.

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  41. Mustapha Sheikup al-Beebi says:

    Plenty of casual bias en passant by the controversial BBC on its controversial Radio 4.

    In a 6 pm news reference to the troubles in recent weeks in central London, we were told there was a BLM protest on the first weekend, then a counter protest a week letter involving Far-right people. A less biased broadcaster than the BBC might have described the same events as, a BLM protest hijacked at times by Far-left people and then a counter protest by patriots to protect some statues a week later. Not once of course does the expression “Far-left” appear in the BBC narratives, although that’s what BLM are, judging by their website. Does the useless BBC even accept that the Far-left exists?

    Another piece of casual bias was a quip about Covid19 in the USA. The BBC was gleefully reporting an upsurge in cases there (all grist to the mill of discrediting ‘Trump’ and helping Biden (i.e. the lunatic hard-left’s puppet who will they hope notionally be President from 2021). The Beeboid said “… not so much flatening the curve as fattening the curve.” Quite a good one, that, but better on ‘Dead Ringers’ which followed the news and NOT on a supposedly impartial bulletin.

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    • AsISeeIt says:

      ‘Quite a good one, that, but better on ‘Dead Ringers’ which followed the news and NOT on a supposedly impartial bulletin.’

      I’m afraid too many BBC news presenters these days tend to think they are budding Ben Eltons or Ian Hislops meanwhile the BBC’s comedians tend to think they are Jeremy Corbyn.

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  42. BRISSLES says:

    12 hours after the ‘incident’ in Glasgow, and the news channels are still giving us non news about it. I shall be having mental issues if we have much more about it. The guy’s dead, the injured are in hospital, what more is there to know ?

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  43. Richard Pinder says:

    White police officer kills a black man in Glasgow.

    A Black man from Sudan, who was not a terrorist, but was only complaining to receptionists about the lack of food served in the Hotel. A complaint which turned into a Fawltyesque type knifing frenzy, probably exasperated by a Major Gowen type character using the N-word from the stairwell behind the reception desk. Britain’s Black lives matter leader wants to meet the Prime Minister. Otherwise statues of Gordon of Khartoum in London and Aberdeen could be pulled down.

    Above sketch written for ‘Dead Ringers’ by Richard Pinder.

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  44. Richard Pinder says:

    Top Climate Expert interviewed by the BBC

    The BBC’s Justin Rowlatt asks top climate expert Greta Thunberg questions about the latest scientific findings. Rowlatt asks her if she has read about the latest findings that falsify the Arrhenius hypothesis using planets with carbon dioxide Atmospheres. Or the formula for the Greenhouse Effect based on Atmospheric mass, gravity and air pressure first suggested by James Clerk Maxwell in 1871, being proved correct in 2011 for all known Planetary Atmospheres by Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller. Gravity pulling molecules downward producing the heat gradient. Other scientists finding the same results using NASA data with air pressure and the Ideal Gas Law. Also is it true that you phoned up Mensa and demanded that the editor should be sacked for publishing this information.

    Another true sketch written for ‘Dead Ringers’ by Richard Pinder.

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  45. ScottishCalvin says:

    Stabbing in Glasgow? And who says that immigrants don’t integrate… Doodle and thoughts on events in America:

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  46. Darcy3 says:

    It is either one or the other:

    police are incapable of policing black criminals

    police will not police black criminals

    What is the common factor in the following criminal acts ?

    “Riot police struggle to clear ANOTHER simmering London block party days after ‘utterly vile’ violence in Brixton… but revellers just pack up and move to a different one a few streets away”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8464929/Riot-police-struggle-clear-London-block-party.html

    In either case we need the army / martial law

    this virus kills people have we forgotten that FACT ?

    After the last week or so I want to hear no more victimhood about BAME covid deaths whatsoever

    the answer is in front of your eyes

    and they threaten us all

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    • Oaknash says:

      Darcy – I think the only hope for this country now is martial law, but not the current police, where the whole management structure has been infected by “Common Purpose” Cultural Marxist graduates. Where “colour” and “LGBT” awareness seem bow to now be the only key to doing well.

      I expect police getting kicked out of Brixton by the “peaceful” party goers has been happening for a long time but on a much smaller scale.

      Cressida Dick will have to go soon, but will probably be replaced with the likes of Neil Bassau, another progressive place-man who is obsessed with far right “hate” whilst the city burns around his ears and young black men continue to stab each other to death because their rights to not be searched is more important than the general populations right to live in a peaceful and well ordered society.

      There are recognised initiatives to prevent Afro Caribbean kids getting involved in crime and disorder but these cost money as they involve intervention at a much earlier stage and also require communities to face a few home truths about their own culture (something that Kevin Hurley was cut off by Adam Boulton the other night). But I wonder if the real truth is – is that the powers that be want us to feel unprotected whilst these feral youth run amok as it increases the fracture of society and will facilitate the eventual cultural Marxist takeover when Boris “Churchill” finally gets tired of fiddling and finally retreats behind the sofa for good

      Dominated by political appointees and staffed in the main by wannbee social workers, and a management structure that encourages “snitching” for having the “wrong sort of view” – all the police force now need to become the new stasi is a labour government.

      Something that the sofa hiding Johnson with the help of the BBC are well on their way to achieving.

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      • Darcy3 says:

        WE could start with the elephant in the room (African not Indiian)

        lack of black fathers who are not out inseminating any and every white [email protected] they can find

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  47. Darcy3 says:

    As do our thick as [email protected] millenials and other assorted morons in Bournmouth

    who cannot even understand the context of Churchill’s speech about fighting on the beaches

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  48. taffman says:

    “ Simpsons ends use of white actors to voice people of colour”. There has already been a move to end use of straight actors playing gays. Will they ban gays playing straights ?

       32 likes

    • Roland Deschain says:

      I doubt they’d be able to find enough straight actors.

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    • john in cheshire says:

      That’ll be all of Rock Hudson’s films on the banned list, then, for example.

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  49. vlad says:

    Has the world gone mad? Now even HOTELS are attacking cops, not just cars, vans and random knives belonging to no-one in particular.

    “Officer stabbed in Glasgow hotel attack” – BBC.

    Fortunately, muslims never ever attack cops, or anyone else.

    A police spokesman said the incident was not being treated as terrorism, which means it probably was.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-53198985

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  50. Guest Who says:

    BBC News headline.

    “I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him.”

    ***

    Not immediately apparent that the ‘we’ in question was not the large % of bbc staff on frontline ‘reporting‘.

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